Amitai Givertz's Blog – January 2008 Archive (22)

NotchUp's Annoying Opening Act

On the Radar: Thursday, January 31st, 2008

In BusinessWeek:

In its quest for members, the new online job search site managed to create a spam snowball and gain a lot of (not always positive) attention

Great article, worth the…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 31, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

CareerTours, a New Interactive Recruiting Web Site

On the Radar: Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

According to CentreDaily.com:

CareerTours a Web 2.0 recruiting tool that allows career seekers to "experience" their next career, announces the launch of over 1,000 new job boards. The company, which launched in 2007, features interactive video postings and a unique viral marketing system that connects the right careers with the right…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 29, 2008 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Intelius launches new search for cell phone numbers

On the Radar: Monday, January 28th, 2008



Amid concern from some quarters, Intelius launches a new search option:

Phone Lookup by Name Includes: Phone number, address, phone type, carrier & more for cell phones, unlisted & un-published numbers, internet (VOIP), and other phone types. Phone Lookup also includes the…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 28, 2008 at 6:41am — No Comments

TW3...Week ending January 25th, 2008

Closing out January, this week's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on Recruiting.com...



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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 26, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Associations on the Net

On the Radar: Friday, Januray 25th, 2008

Check out the Internet Public Library for a truly comprehensive list of prominent organizations and associations. While you're there, "grok it!"

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 25, 2008 at 7:46am — No Comments

Resumes on Google: Extracted and freshly squeezed

On the Radar: Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Courtesy of Lonnie McRorey, a custom search engine for extracting resumes using Google. For an example of software engineers in California, click here.

Imperfect on most searches but helpful for the boolean-challenged, particularly for IT and engineering.

What do you think?

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 24, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Mashup of Linkedin RSS Feeds Questions and Answers

On the Radar: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Courtesy of Stefan Kiss on Edghunt.com:

Because keeping up to date with RSS is easier than constantly opening into LinkedIn.

Check out these full RSS feeds.

  • Administration
  • Business Operations
  • Career and Education
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Government and…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 23, 2008 at 7:07am — No Comments

Quick Tip for Sourcing Talent on Social Networks

On the Radar: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

From Shannon Seery Gude on EXCERL8ion:

How is it done? Leveraging Google’s ability to pull back search results from a specific URL, use the following methos to build a search string to find candidate profiles: keyword (such as a name, company, location etc) and then the profile URL. For example, all profiles on LinkedIn start with the URL: www.linkedin.com/pub or…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 22, 2008 at 7:36am — No Comments

Social networking: IT vs HR

On the Radar: Monday, January 21st, 2008

Reported on CNET Networks:

Social networking costs UK businesses £6.5bn a year, according to a poll conducted by Global Secure Systems and Infosec 2008.

The poll was conducted "amongst 776 office workers, who admitted to spending at least 30 minutes a day visiting social networking sites whilst at work", according to their press release. "The end result is…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 21, 2008 at 8:03am — No Comments

TW3...Week ending January 18th, 2008

This week's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on Recruiting.com...



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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 20, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

LiveHire: Take two for inter-view

On the Radar: Friday, January 18th, 2008

From Michael Policano, RecruitingBlogs member nine hundred and fifty-something:

LiveHire, a Unique New Concept in Human Resources, was created by Recruiters to improve the hiring process for both employers and candidates. LiveHire is where the Interview Process meets Web Communications.

There are…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 18, 2008 at 4:31am — No Comments

CareerBuilder and the demise of print

On the Radar: Thursday, January 17th, 2008

A sign of the times?

In the most radical move from print to digital advertising by a major newspaper, the Chicago Tribune announced Monday it is eliminating help-wanted ads from the newspaper on weekdays.

Instead, there will be a listing of basic information in the business section every Tuesday. The listing, called "Careerbuilder QuickFind," will refer readers to…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 17, 2008 at 5:18am — No Comments

Data portability: Keeping up the standards

On the Radar: Wednesday, Januray 16th, 2008

Following up on Techcrunch's report that LinkedIn has now joined Facebook, Google, Plaxo in joining the DataPortability Work Group...interesting.

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 16, 2008 at 8:03am — No Comments

LinkedIn: Hands off our user data

On the Radar: Tuesday, January 15th, 2007

As reported on CNET.com:

A representative from business networking site LinkedIn has denied a claim from contact management service Plaxo pertaining to last week's controversy over transporting data from one social network to another. According to LinkedIn, it doesn't approve of Plaxo scripts that import LinkedIn contact information.

Last week, Facebook blocked…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 15, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

First Ever Diversity Focused Electronic Job Fair to be Held in Los Angeles

On the Radar: Monday, January 14th, 2008

Diversity.com has partnered with e-JobFairs.net to a live, fully interactive electronic job fair in LA:

Electronic job fairs are complete and fully interactive live job…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 14, 2008 at 7:07am — No Comments

TW3...Week ending January 11th, 2008

Here we go, another round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on Recruiting.com...



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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 12, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Webnode.com: Project management for your web-based projects

On the Radar: Friday, January 11th, 2008

A new and handy tool:

Webnode brings you a brand new innovative way of creating and editing advanced websites by just using a web browser. The system is very easy to use and is fully interactive. Real-time fast editing as you see it in the browser. By using Drag-and-Drop from the toolbar you can add new content such…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 11, 2008 at 7:12am — No Comments

From LinkedIn to TheLadders: Robbing Peter to pay Paul?

On the Radar: Thursday, Januray 10th, 2007

From the Silicon Alley Insider reporting Brendon Cassidy's move selling for LinkedIn to climbing TheLadders:

TheLadders stands by its revenue forecast of $60 million for 2008, while LinkedIn appears to have reduced its own from $100 million to $75-$100 million. Perhaps that's because the executive recruiting business that LinkedIn…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 10, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

LinkedIn: My Company's Hiring on Facebook

On the Radar: Wednesday, January 9th, 2007

It is what it is...

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 9, 2008 at 7:02am — No Comments

The Interviewing Cheat Sheet: 100 Resources for Interviewers and Candidates

On the Radar: Monday, January 7th, 2007



From HR World:

There's no doubt that the interviewing process can be stressful, not only for the person applying for the job but for those doing the hiring as well. There are ways, however, to make job interviews a more rewarding and successful experience for both parties.



With a little preparation and research, you can make interviewing a…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on January 7, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

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